There are many Windows system tools that can help you diagnose, clean up, and maintain your computer. These include the SFC (System File Checker) and DISM (Distributed Image System Monitor), the DMP (Windows memory dump), the LNK (LNK file) Windows shortcut, and the Backup and Restore function. These tools can help you keep your Windows system running at its best.
Microsoft’s voice assistant Cortana is notably missing from Windows 11
Cortana, Microsoft’s voice assistant, isn’t available on Windows 11 by default. However, you can easily enable the virtual personal assistant if you want.
Cortana is an artificial intelligence-powered digital assistant. It responds to natural language, uses the Bing search engine, and can answer questions. It can also schedule meetings, calculate math problems, and convert currency. The service is also integrated into Microsoft 365 productivity software.
Cortana’s main role is to help users with their day-to-day tasks. It’s also compatible with Microsoft Edge browser.
FAT32, exFAT, and NTFS file systems work in all versions of Windows
A file system is a tool that specifies what attributes and data are stored on a hard drive. They allow operating systems to manage and organize disk files.
There are three file systems used in Windows. They are NTFS, exFAT, and FAT32. Each one has its own pros and cons. Choosing the right one for your computer will depend on how you use your device and your particular needs.
NTFS is the most advanced and modern file system. It offers features not available in other formats. Those features include disk quotas, file compression, shadow copies, and distributed link tracing. It also improves overall performance and reliability.
System32 and SysWOW64 folders are known as System folders
In Windows, the System32 and SysWOW64 folders are commonly referred to as system folders. They are part of the operating system and are important for the operation of your computer. Fortunately, you can still access the contents of these folders, but you should know that it is best to keep them a secret.
The first part of the System32 folder is its directory. This is where most of the files that make up your Windows system reside. The folder is also where you can install third party software that can add new DLLs to the directory.
Backup and restore backs up Windows data files
The Backup and Restore feature in Windows 7 and 8.1 offers users more flexibility and control over how they backup and restore their data. In addition to being able to backup and restore individual files, the tool can also create a system image. This is a complete snapshot of your system, including your operating system files.
It also makes it easy to create backups of your personal data. You can use this tool to make an incremental backup, a full backup, or a mixture of the two.
SFC scans your computer to detect possible damage or other changes in Windows system files
The System File Checker (SFC) is a built-in Windows diagnostic tool that checks for corruption in system files. If the tool detects a corrupted system file, it will automatically replace it with a healthy copy. SFC also repairs errors and applications crashes. It can help you repair corrupted files and fix Blue Screen of Death.
To run SFC, you need to use the command prompt. Open the command prompt by clicking the Windows key and R keys together. Once the command prompt is opened, you can type msconfig and press Enter. Then, type sfc /scannow.
DISM can eliminate problems that prevent the SFC tool from performing its functions properly
If your Windows computer is experiencing problems, you may have a corrupted system file. There are a number of ways to fix this issue. First, you can use the System File Checker. This tool automatically checks and replaces any damaged system files.
The second method is to use the built-in DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) tool. This tool can scan for and fix issues related to Windows installation and configuration. It is also a good way to free up disk space.
LNK is a Windows shortcut
LNK is short for “link”, and is a Windows system shortcut that allows you to open a file from a different location. LNK files are binary files that contain basic data about a target object, such as its size, location, and type.
Typical LNK file sizes range from a few hundred bytes to about two KB. They typically have a small curled arrow in the corner. The curved arrow is used to indicate that the file is pointing to a different location.
DMP is a Windows memory dump
A Windows memory dump is an informational file that enables users to determine the cause of a crash. The dump contains information on the last state of the system and applications. This file can help software developers and system administrators to diagnose problems.
DMP files are created automatically when a crash occurs. They contain information on the location of program counters, program state, and the kernel context. These files are stored on the hard drive. They can also contain personal and sensitive information.